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Hi all just joined this group. I am 70 years old and live in US. I have been having vaginal burning and itching for the last two months. First I was diagnosed with a UTI e coli and put on antibiotic. Antibiotic caused a yeast infection and had to get medicine for that. My urogist thought I might have lichen schlerosis so they did a biopsy on my labia. Then they did a vaginal swab and had bacterial vaginitis and was put on flagyl. Have been retested and no infections currently. The biopsy is negative for lichen schlerosis which is good. But I am suffering. I have been diagnosed with vaginal atrophy and am so sore in my vagina and burning and itching. I have just been started on Estrace. I took it a couple of weeks ago for 5 days but had to stop as I was given Flagyl cream for the bacterial infection. I am back on the estrace for 3 days now. I find when I put the estrace in it burns and itches. I don't know if this is normal in the beginning. Is it supposed to burn in the beginning until you get used t it? I am to use 0.01 gram per night for one to two weeks till I feel relieve. Then twice a week. How long does it take. I asked if I can use vaginal moisturisers as well. my Gyno told me after the two week period can be used on nights when I did not use the estrace. Is there anything to use at same time as estrace to put in the vagina to just soothe the pain. Help. This is so depressing. I have never heard of vaginal atrophy before. Please give me input on things you have done that have helped.
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